Archive: January, 2014

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General Anesthesia

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General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. A physician or dentist with specialized training can use various medications to provide general anesthesia for patients receiving dental care.... Read More
January 29, 2014Dr. Miriyala

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Adolescent Dentistry

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Tongue Piercing – Is It Really Cool? You might not be surprised anymore to see people with pierced tongues, lips or cheeks, but you might be surprised to know just how dangerous these piercings can be. There are many risks involved with oral piercings, including chipped ... Read More
January 28, 2014Dr. Miriyala

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Good Diet = Healthy Teeth Healthy eating habits lead to healthy teeth. Like the rest of the body, the teeth, bones and the soft tissues of the mouth need a well-balanced diet. Children should eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups. Most snacks ... Read More
January 28, 2014Dr. Miriyala

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Early Infant Oral Care

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that all pregnant women receive oral healthcare and counseling during pregnancy. Research has shown evidence that periodontal disease can increase the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Talk to your doctor or dentist about ways you ... Read More
January 28, 2014Dr. Miriyala

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Radiographs (X-Rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child’s dental diagnostic process. Without them, certain dental conditions can and will be missed. Radiographs detect much more than cavities. For example, radiographs may be needed to survey erupting teeth, diagnose bone diseases, evaluate the ... Read More
January 28, 2014Dr. Miriyala

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Dental Emergencies

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Toothache Clean the area of the affected tooth. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water or use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists, contact your child’s dentist. Do not place aspirin or heat on the gum or on ... Read More
January 28, 2014Dr. Miriyala

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What is a Pediatric Dentist? The pediatric dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in ... Read More
January 28, 2014Dr. Miriyala

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Dental Topics

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General TopicsDental EmergenciesDental Radiographs (X-Rays)Radiographs ... Read More
January 27, 2014Dr. Miriyala
Thumb, Finger, and Pacifier Habits

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Why do children suck on fingers, pacifiers, or other objects? This type of sucking is completely normal for babies and young children. It provides security. For young babies, it is a way to make contact with and learn about the world. In fact, babies begin to suck ... Read More
January 27, 2014Dr. Miriyala
space maintainers pediatric dentistry miriyala

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Jan2014

Space Maintenance

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Space maintainers are appliances made of metal or plastic that are custom fit to your child’s mouth. They are small and unobtrusive in appearance. Most children early adjust to them after the first few days. Content ... Read More
January 27, 2014Dr. Miriyala